Stories tagged: "abortion rights"

Graphic by Francesca Daly, Photograph courtesy of Crystina Halcyon
‘More Women Are Going to Die’: NC Women Speak Out Against 12-Week Abortion Ban

“When it comes to the workings of pregnancy and the complications and nuance of all of that, I don't think politicians are any more qualified than a comedian," said Cary resident Crystina Halycon. "These are people's lives that we're playing with.”

Abortion rights protesters were removed from the House gallery for shouting at lawmakers after they overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the abortion bill on Tuesday, May 16. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
NC GOP Bans Abortion After 12 Weeks and Impose Other Restrictions by Overriding Gov. Cooper’s Veto

"North Carolinians now understand that Republicans are unified in their assault on women’s reproductive freedom and we are energized to fight back," Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.

North Carolina state Sen. Kandie Smith, a Pitt County Democrat, on the Senate floor in Raleigh, N.C., on May 4 after the chamber voted to approve new abortion restrictions. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Doctors: The Details of the GOP’s Abortion Ban Are Even Worse Than You Think

Republicans’ new 12-week abortion ban will impose unnecessary barriers to care, increase maternal death rates, and further strain the state’s health care system by forcing clinics to close, North Carolina doctors say.

Dr. Alison Stuebe, a North Carolina maternal-fetal medicine doctor, urges state lawmakers to oppose any new abortion restrictions at a news conference outside the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
Op-Ed: North Carolina’s New Abortion Legislation Would Hurt the Wellbeing of Women, Children, and Families

In a guest post, a group of 8 UNC doctors, professors, and researchers highlight the dangerous impact of North Carolina Republicans' new 12-week abortion ban. "The legislation imposes an array of medically unnecessary hurdles ... that make it harder and more expensive for women to get early abortions," the group writes.

Abortion rights supporters gather at a rally at Bicentennial Plaza put on by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in response to a bill before the North Carolina Legislature, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
NC Republicans Pass a 12-Week Abortion Ban, Impose Other Restrictions on Reproductive Freedom

The bill also makes it more difficult to access care, and implements hugely restrictive regulations on abortion clinics, which could force many of them to close their doors.

Protesters march past the U.S. Capitol following a Planned Parenthood rally in support of abortion access outside the Supreme Court in Washington on April 15. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
What Would a 12-Week Abortion Ban Mean in NC?

All abortion bans are dangerous, a Charlotte doctor told us, so Republican legislators would not get any points for passing a 12-week ban instead of a 6-week or outright ban like in other southern states.

North Carolina state Rep. Tricia Cotham announces she is switching affiliation to the Republican Party at a news conference Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. The change gives Republican state legislators a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
Tricia Cotham Betrayed Us

A resident of North Carolina House District 112 speaks out on Rep. Cotham’s flip from Democrat to Republican, a switch with major implications for abortion, education, and LGBTQ rights.